Thursday, January 27, 2011

Altered Power!

the alterations of ready-made garments

I got this shirt 50% off around christmas time. It was really loose up on my shoulders which was basically undetectable with a cardigan. However, the more I pulled on the shoulder, the bigger this giant gap would form right on my bust. I got a large (needing the length) but this shirt called for someone with jugs when I am in fact a member of the itty-bitty titty committee.

I didn't have time to take a before shot. Use your imagination.

From measuring to pinning to unstitching to sewing, project was finished in about 2 hours. Much faster than I thought, especially for my first alteration.

I had to unstitch topstitching along the lace hem, remove the lace and measure my new darts. This fabric wasn't ideal, it slipped alot, but whatev.

Now it fits much better. It's not perfect but if I need to take it in more, I know how! This class is very laid back. Students are bringing in husbands, friends, family all to measure and work on during class, utilizing our professor's expertise while she's there. It's pretty cool.

If you need anything altered and aren't busy on a Tuesday night, roll up MCC style and I'll make you right, ya heard?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

boy + baby

They're getting so big & so funny.
Or as Grady say's (fun-neigh)

most accurate picture of Grady's head size ever!

gotta love when they camera friendly!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

hanging out

For some reason I'm really good at NEVER posting about holidays...I don't know.

So far, twenty11 hasn't been too exciting! We've all been sick, stuck at home and just hangin' around. This week I've been balls deep into jumpers (It comes & goes in phases). I started school, I thinks that's why. So here's some live action shots of my little lady while we wait for the bus.

Numero Uno

mens shirt turned jumper

she loves these leaves!

she's a head tilter...I was a head tilter.

I was literally falling over & squishing Saylee as i took this pic

Numero dos

pillowcase turned jumper

Saylee has the best jazz hands!


This pillowcase has a twin, therefore it's currently up for sale in
my shop

hurry up I only have one!